[issue12822] NewGIL should use CLOCK_MONOTONIC if possible.
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Tue Aug 23 20:54:29 CEST 2011
Charles-François Natali <neologix at free.fr> added the comment:
> Using CLOCK_MONOTONIC is better than CLOCK_REALTIME (default) for GIL
> because settimeofday() may break the pthread_cond_timedwait().
A couple remarks:
- regular locks and conditions variables exposed by the threading module suffer from the same problem
- POSIX semaphores are also affected, but you can't select an alternative clock source
- actually, CLOCK_MONOTONIC is affected by NTP adjustements: while it's guaranteed not to go backward, its rate can be affected
Did you really encounter this problem, or is this just a theoretical concern?
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